Dedicated domestic violence court opens on Australian Gold Coast
September 4, 2015, 0:40:12 CEST | Wikinews

()
Queensland, Australia on Tuesday opened a specialist court dedicated to dealing with domestic violence cases. The Southport Court on the Gold Coast is to undergo a six-month trial, after which domestic violence courts may be opened across the rest of the state. The court's motto is "timeliness, access and resolution"; it aims to see domestic violence cases lodged and heard on the same day.

Magistrate Colin Strofield, 57, highlighted the need for domestic violence cases to be heard as soon as possible: "If you are in fear of domestic violence or being subjected to domestic violence why should you need to wait one minute longer than you need to?"

Police statistics indicate domestic violence cases in Queensland have risen from 3349 in 2010, to 4683 in 2014; Magistrate Strofield is hopeful the dedicated court will help these figures decline by getting more people to act against domestic violence.

According to Strofield, Southport court gets more domestic violence applications than any other court in Queensland.

Source: Wikinews
Share this article:
share article on facebook share article on twitter share article on google+ share article on tumblr share article on blogger share article on reddit

Send us your articles and web-novels!
comments powered by Disqus
Most popular


Recently Viewed:


Dedicated domestic violence court opens on Australia...

Queensland, Australia on Tuesday opened a specialist court dedicated to dealing with domesti...


Arsenal signs Japanese Takuma; Chelsea signs Batshuayi

On Sunday, London-based club Arsenal F.C. agreed to sign 21-year-old Japanese forward Takuma...


Five police officers killed in Dallas, Texas during ...

ss="published">Sunday, July 10, 2016  Texas Related articles 10 July 2016: Five police o...


Giant squid found just off the coast of Japan

A giant squid was found in the fishing net of fisherman Shigenori Goto just off the coast of...


Italy initiates €1.5million social media campaign to...

The €1.5million campaign features videos on social media to target the 16–35 age demographic...

Automotive
Reviews | Technology | Projects & Tuning | Events | Racing
Business & Technology
Business & Economy | Mobile | Internet & Media | Security & Privacy | Gadgets & Tech | Software
Lifestyle
Health, Food & Fitness | Fashion | Gardening | DIY | Homes
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Science & Environment
Wildlife | Green | Space
Gaming
Reviews
Society
Accidents | Crime | Culture | Finance | Politics
Travel
MM-iNEWS
Copyright & Privacy | Site Roadmap | Sitemap | Contact
Web Development @ OverHertz Ltd
Ω